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I took Charlee to the vet this morning because he's been itching since we brought him home. They gave me an antihistamine and a creme rinse in case he has dry skin or an allergy of some sort. Charlee isn't used to the car yet so he whined and screamed the whole way there and back. When I finally got home, I put him on the grass and he let out a piercing yelp. I think he got stung by a bee on his paw! Bad enough I tortured him by going in the car and to the vet and now this! He's walking fine on the paw and it doesn't seem swollen but he licks it and favors it now and then. Guess it was a good thing I got the antihistamine. He's sleeping now. Poor baby.
 

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Poor Charlee!! A little extra TLC should take care of that nasty ol' bee sting!! Hope his itchies get better.
 

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Please don't feel like a bad mom -- you were a good beagle mom for taking Charlee to the vet!
If Charlee doesn't mind being bathed (and you can always make it a fun time with treats), you might try a nice, soothing oatmeal shampoo and then use the cream rinse from the vet. If his paw didn't swell up, it might have just been an ant bite. If he still seems to be bothered by it, you can hold a warm, wet compress/cloth on his paw to quiet it down. One thought about the car -- be sure to take Charlee for short rides that end up at good places so he doesn't always associate the car with going to the vet. Charlee is going to get into so many more adventures as he grows up -- you've only just begun!
 

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I'm not belittling your feelings, but don't be too hard on yourself, some of us (myself included) messed up worse.

Charlee will be fine, as mentioned already, a little TLC will go a long way with Charlee. About the car, you can get him used to it gradually. At first just put him in the car and play with him in it, then start the engine, a day after that repeat and when you think he is comfortable with it, go for a 2-3 minute drive. You'll see - he will be fine
 

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Don't be hard on yourself. You were being a good mommy by taking Charlee to get relief for his itching.
The bee sting was completely out of your control.
 

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He seems back to his normal self. Guess the antihistamine was a good thing just at the right time! We're introducing him to the pool today so maybe the water will be some relief for his skin. No lacking of TLC around here, that's for sure!!
 

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HEY WIFE! (man how weird was typing that, I have been calling my wife that for 21 years)

Its all good. Charlee will be all better and you will have survived and learned.

And its official, you have the best name here, HEY WIFE.(man that just cracks me up)
 

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Charlee has a good mom. Some days are just rough for a pup. Hope he is over his allergies soon.
 

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As for the car, Charlee can learn to love it. Lord knows Henry has, even after it was clear when I adopted him at one year he'd hardly ever been in one. He was deathly afraid and got carsick a lot! Now he's happy to go for a ride. Not thrilled, but happy and relaxed.
 

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Joe and Vinny,

That's exactly how I got the name, my husband has been referring to me as that for 17 years! It's either that or Yo Mom!!
 

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Poor little dude, but it wasn't your fault. It was that nasty bees fault!

I agree with taking Charlee on short rides that end in good places to get him used to the car. We did a lot of Petsmart and dog park trips when Duke was young to make up for all the vet and ER vet trips! When I say bye-bye now, he and Violet are both jumping in the car door.

Give Charlee extra belly rubs. Hope the itching subsides.
 

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Poor little Charlee. He sure had a rotten puppy day. Don't feel bad, you were doing the things that good Beagle moms do. I was so luck with Jersey and the car. She's great! Although I was worried when I first got her. I adopted her from my local Beagle Rescue as a pup. I got to the meetup location before the foster mom did. When the woman pulled in I could hear Jersey screaming her head off and I was still in my car. I was so worried...5 minutes in my car and she was out like a light and we've never had any problems. She sits nicely and just watches out the window.
 

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Oh another Charlee needs TLC! Love and kisses!
As for going out in the car. Try training him in a travelling crate. The kind that folds down. You can get it at Target, it has a zipper, Charlee will feel safer. My Charlie will not go without it, he goes right in it everytime.
 
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